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Have you ever seen Time Machine get stuck during a backup run -- constantly showing a tiny percentage completion, for instance? If so, this hint may help; it explains how to gracefully exit that situation, using two simple Terminal commands.
iTunes offers three different views, some of which work better for different types of content. Kirk McElhearn looks at the different options.
Learn how to make ScreenFlow's icons disappear while recording screen movies.
If you have to choose and compare fonts, the best way is to print a type specimen book. Here are some resources you can use for the best results.
Learn how to create a visually distinctive prompt when working as root in Terminal.
A week after Aperture 3's release, Apple has already posted more than two dozen Knowledge Base articles on the various problems you might encounter with the new version. Ted Landau runs through potential Aperture pitfalls and how you can get around them.
If you're running OS X 10.6, learn how to quickly start Screen Sharing with any machine you've previously connected to.
Use your Mac to control your DSLR, point-and-shoot, or iPhone camera from afar. With a USB cable and the right software, you can preview and capture images directly from your computer.
Want to create a neat opening animation for your iWeb site? With Keynote '09, you can create a snazzy QuickTime intro for your own site.
Learn how to use Facebook Chat within iChat
An easy way to resize images and their frames in InDesign.
With some simple tools, you can pull the musical content off your favorite DVDs to listen to on your iPod or in iTunes.
Old, unneeded files do more than just waste space. They can also slow down searches, backups, and other basic chores; sometimes, they cause crashes. Joe Kissell explains how to clean out the cruft.